Hello everyone. I've asked this question on FB, but would like to verify with this crowd here.
I have softmodded an v1.6 using Rocky5 most recent version. I would like to swap to a 2TB SATA drive. I understand this can be done with a hot swap, cloning the original drive with chimp and then formatting with xb partitioner.
Is this correct? Why does this work if the bios is supposed to need LBA-48 to see a large drive? Is it because each partition is small enough to not need LBA-48?
Thanks in advance.
I’m new to the forum. Up til now I have only softmodded Xboxes, and it has been quite a while. I haven’t had an Xbox for the last couple years and I decided I miss them. So, I picked one up a couple days ago. It is v1.1 and have already softmodded it. I also picked up a 2TB HD, SATA adaptor, and 80 wire IDE cable. But I’m thinking that before putting the drive in, I’d like to try TSOP flashing it, then doing a clean install with HeXEn 2018. I have a small list of questions, hopefully I can get answered first.
First, I read somewhere on here (I think under the HeXEn 2018 post), that some of the bios have the dvd check turned off by default. So this is going to sound dumb but, will it still boot from dvd (for HeXEn?)
Second, I know I have a 1mb TSOP (mine is the ST.) Can someone recommend a bios? I don’t plan to use more than one,
Third, I’ve heard that after you TSOP flash, you should remove the jumpers to avoid accidental damage. What are the thoughts and/or dangers on this? Wouldn’t the only potential problem be another flashing?
My understanding is I need to leave the HeXEn disc in the drive before I begin. Then I would take out the board, solder the points on top and bottom of the board. Then put it back together and boot to HeXEn and flash it. Then when it’s done, I can turn it off, swap the drive, and boot to HeXEn again and do a clean install. Is there anything I missed, or anything else I need to leave on the hard drive? Like I said, I already did the softmod.
And is there a way to check that the solder worked, and I have TSOP access, prior to flashing?
Any help is appreciated.
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